UNIque Experience Days make the transition easier
Making the transition from high school to university is about to be made a lot easier with Year 10 students from Wollongong, Southern Highlands, Nowra, Batemans Bay and Bega to get a foretaste of university life during November.
The high school students will all be participating in separate UNIque Experience Days at UOW to help prepare them for their future studies.
The Wollongong Campus will feature its UNIque Day on Thursday 6 November followed by Shoalhaven Campus in Nowra on Friday 7 November and UOW’s Batemans Bay Campus and Bega Campus on Wednesday 26 November.
The events are hosted by the University of Wollongong’s Schools Outreach Program (In2Uni); the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).
About 1,500 students are expected to take part in all the campus events.
UOW’s Outreach and Pathways Manager, Kylie Austin, said the aim was to enable high school students to access, participate and succeed in higher education.
Students will have the opportunity to listen to current, and former, young people discuss their path and experience with university.
There will also be various faculty ‘taster sessions’ where the high school students get a real taste of what it would be like to be a university student and study in a particular subject area.
The school students will have a chance to take tours around the different campus areas.
UOW will also be launching its new website ‘IN2UNI – MY WAY’ at the UNIque Experience Days, which encourages individuals about the different pathways they can take to higher education and where they can lead them.
More information: uow.edu.au/in2uni-myway (live from 6 November)
Photo opportunity: For the Wollongong Campus event on Thursday 6 November: 12.45 to 2pm in the Sports Hub (on the oval next to the University Recreation and Aquatic Centre).
Media contact: Outreach and Pathways Manager (Regional Campuses and Student Diversity) Kylie Austin on +61 2 4252 8885 or +61 400 141 874.
About In2Uni: The In2Uni Program engages with individuals in targeted schools and communities to build their awareness and aspirations toward higher education and to provide them with the knowledge and skills to get there. At the University of Wollongong, we understand that the journey to ‘what you want to be when you grow up’ can take individuals in many directions. That’s why our programs start working with students early in Year One and continues to support individuals through high school, vocational pathways and to be successful in higher education. Our focus is on lifelong learning and engagement with education, while providing tangible outcomes for individuals. That’s why we not only offer individuals with university preparation programs, but also vocational pathways to encourage them to remain connected with education.